Welcome to NICA!
The National Independent Concessionaires Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.
Our growing membership includes over 1000 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in Industry-related companies that specialize in distribution, insurance, manufacturing, supplies, and special services in the United States and Canada. NICA's large number of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season.
NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions nationwide along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Trade Show in May, and NICA Marketplace and IAFE Convention and Trade Show in November.
Thriving While Surviving Together
For NICA, 2022 marks 29 years as an organization. Our theme for 2022 is “Thriving While Surviving!” NICA works with many of our sister organizations like CAFE, IAFE, IFEA, OABA, WFA, State and Provincial Fair Associations, and more to resolve the many issues facing the Industry such as rising costs, labor, transfer of ownership, and more. Now, as we close out our 29th year of forward thinking and enforcing the NICA mission of strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival and Special Event Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership and solutions, it continues to be important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world.
2022 Scholarship Applications are Now Available!
With the financial challenges that many of our students and their families are facing right now, the NICA Foundation is honored to award life-changing funds to so many deserving students. Created by NICA to oversee and administer a formal education scholarship program and foster development opportunities and training services, the NICA Foundation will be awarding $33,000 to many deserving Scholarship Recipients in 2022.
The scholarship application for 2022 now available online at www.nicainc.org/scholarship. Applications must be received in the NICA Office no later than June 1, 2022 to qualify. Start planning the next steps for the next chapter in your life today!
The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.